ONA Weekly #215

By on July 11, 2018

Fellowship for HBCU students

We’re excited to open applications for the HBCU Digital Media Fellowship at ONA18. With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the fellowship covers travel expenses and registration to attend ONA18 and the Online Journalism Awards Ceremony, and offers hands-on digital media experience during the conference. Fellows are embedded in the Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab and work with mentors to produce multimedia coverage for the conference. Learn more and apply by Aug. 2, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Nominations open for ONA Community Award

ONA members are invited to submit nominations for the new ONA Community Award, part of this year’s Online Journalism Awards. Tell us about the behind-the-scenes leaders in journalism who champion others’ work, help develop future leaders, transform newsroom culture and more. Nominate someone by Wednesday, July 18, 11:59 p.m. ET.

How to deliver a winning pitch

We all know pitching is tough! Continuing our blog series by MJ Bear fellows, Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato outlined — paragraph by paragraph — how to create a pitch that makes it easy for an editor to evaluate your great story idea, as well as how to follow up appropriately. 

Upcoming events

ONA Local groups regularly host events for digital journalists all over the world. Find a group near you or learn how to start a new one.

Jobs for journalists

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

What we’re reading


Karolle Rabarison

Karolle Rabarison is ONA's Director of Communications. She collaborates across the team to connect ONA members and the broader journalism community to emerging tech and leadership training, networking, industry trends, and career development resources.